PIER71™️ Smart Port Challenge 2023
Smart Port Challenge is an annual innovation challenge organised by PIER71TM to attract start-ups with breakthrough technology-driven solutions to step forward and address key challenges faced by the maritime industry.
The solutions can be under any of the 5 Key Categories stated below.
The Journey to Smart Port Challenge Finals has Begun!
18 Start-ups from 7 countries have been selected to participate in this year’s Accelerate programme, as finalists of Smart Port Challenge 2023.
Over the course of eight weeks, the start-ups will delve into a world of opportunities to refine their products and solutions, broaden their horizons and establish significant relationships within the maritime industry.
PIER71™ Accelerate is not just a programme; it’s an ecosystem designed to nurture their development. They will gain access to a treasure trove of resources, including masterclasses, workshops, mentorship sessions, networking events and a lot more. Each of these meticulously curated sessions is designed to equip them with insights, skills, and perspectives that will be pivotal to their entrepreneurial journey, providing opportunities for market validation and potential collaborations with industry leaders.
Smart Port Challenge
08 Jun 2023
Revealing the list of innovation opportunities and key dates
08 Jun - 03 Aug 2023
Calls for submission
Start-ups submit their proposal based on the innovation opportunities available
04 Aug - 12 Sep 2023
Shortlisting of finalists
Shortlisting process with a panel of maritime, technology and entrepreneurial experts
18 Sep - 08 Nov 2023
Shortlisted finalists are enrolled into a 8 week market validation and customer discovery programme
15 Nov 2023
Closed door pitching in front of judges for final shortlisting of grand finalists
21 Nov 2023
Grand finalists pitch in front of judges, partners, investors and other maritime veterans to secure the top prizes of the challenge